(Edward Bruce Williamson
, R. 1933) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class -B9D. Light blue standards, velvety purple falls. The yardstick by which neglectas were measured for many years. Magniferin, a fluorescent orange pigment when observed on the chromatogram under ultraviolet rays, was detected in tests (Wynne 1966) in 'Amigo' and others. Small blooms on thin stalks. Longfield 1934; 1939; Schreiner 1938; Peckham 1939; Honorable Mention AIS 1936; Bulletin AIS 63: 62. October 1936; Award of Merit AIS 1938; Bulletin AIS 71: page 37 October 1938; Slight fragrance.
| From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1934: Amigo (Wmsn. No. 1565, 1934). (No. 486 X -). A finely finished and very rich neglecta. The very heavy texture and fine form suggesting Dominion make it outstanding in its class. S. arching cupped, obovate, light Lavender Violet. F. flaring, wedge-shaped, deep Hyacinth Violet shading out to light Hyacinth Violet, narrow white margin. Haft, white veined Bay. Style branches same as standards. Beard, orange. Large flowers; 4 inches high and 5 inches wide on 30 inch stems, well-branched; seven flowers to a stalk. $20.00.
| Amigo: (Williamson) 1. Blue-purple bi-color. Light edge around falls is quite distinctive. (Ind.) 2. Seen several years. A very wonderful outstanding creation. (Ind.) 3. A heavy, brilliant bicolor, carrying any distance. I have watched this through four successive seasons, have seen it as one, two and three year plants and consider it one of E. B. Williamson's very finest originations. (Ind. ) 1934 Comments by Accredited Judges, American Iris Society Bulletin 55 (February 1935), 79.
| See also 'Amigo' on the HIPS website
| Amigo: (Williamson). Striking color especially in falls but can't see the enthusiasm for it, flowers small on what I saw now two years in succession, stalk short. Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74_(July 1939), 16.
| AMIGO (Williamson 1934), another really fine amoena; the standards are pale violet and the falls black purple with a clearly defined border of almost white. The flowers are not quite so large as in Wabash, but the stalk is fairly well branched. 30". G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939): 32.
| From Mrs. Herman E. Lewis, "Varietal Notes 1938", A.I.S. Bulletin 72 (January 1939): Amigo. As always attracting the eye at once, with its beautiful pale violet blue standards and velvet falls edged reddish; flaring; excellent points all through.
| Of course, I would want AMIGO (12) again as a blue bicolor, with its sharp, striking contrast between the pale blue standards and its rich, velvety falls. AMIGO is also small and low growing, but it blooms regularly, and I do not know of any other that has the same pansy-like effect, except one that will not be introduced until this year. Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89 (April 1943), 14.
| From Unknown author, "Varietal Comment", A.I.S. Bulletin 101 (April 1946): 72. AMIGO---This iris had one of its best years and stretched out to thirty inches for the tallest growth I have ever seen in Columbus (Ohio).
| From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: AMIGO (Williamson, 34) Light blue standards. Dark violet falls edged in the standard color. Mr. Williamson worked in Indiana; he was one of the very few breeders to use mixed pollen, so many parentages are unknown or speculative. $5.00. AM 38.
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